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Windows 7: How can I lock my folders??

27 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit RC
How can I lock my folders??

^ I need a way to lock or hide them. Is there a solid program for this? Preferably free.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

How hidden do you need them to be? If you need secure, use an encryption program such as the free Truecrypt.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2010   #3
BrettM WinTeam


So this first one shows you how to lock a folder without any additional software. Looks complicated though, but I thought I should include it anyways!

How to Lock and Hide Folders in Windows Without Additional Software

And, then here are a couple sites for free software!

Free Hide Folder - Download
Password Protect Secret Folder, Hide Folder Lock Folder
Folder Lock - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

I hope these help!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Apr 2010   #4


If other users have administrative rights on the computer you can't lock them ( The other user could get into them no matter what you do.) Encryption software is the only option. I also recommend truecrypt.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 64bit RC

Thanks for all the help guys.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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